Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears to fall asleep during State of the Union

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Ginsburg (third from left) listens to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. (Reuters)
Ginsburg (third from left) listens to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. (Reuters)

President Barack Obamas State of the Union address was long — too long for Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who appeared to fall asleep as it was being delivered.

Seated in the first row alongside her fellow justices, the 81-year-old was caught on camera nodding off about 20 minutes into Obamas 59-minute speech.


The unscheduled nap did not go unnoticed on Twitter.

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Perhaps we should've seen this coming. Ginsburg — who's been known to nod off during State of the Union speeches — arrived at the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday night carrying a newspaper.

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Ginsburg's momentary doze wasn't the only thing that drew attention to the Supreme Court justice.

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